Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) Analysts See $2.10 EPS; Salem Investment Counselors Raised Nvidia (NVDA) Position By $1.52 Million

February 16, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Salem Investment Counselors Inc increased Nvidia Corp (NVDA) stake by 3507.79% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Salem Investment Counselors Inc acquired 8,559 shares as Nvidia Corp (NVDA)’s stock rose 26.83%. The Salem Investment Counselors Inc holds 8,803 shares with $1.57M value, up from 244 last quarter. Nvidia Corp now has $149.38 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.10% or $5.08 during the last trading session, reaching $246.5. About 17.47 million shares traded or 16.13% up from the average. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has risen 212.28% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 195.58% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) to report $2.10 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.24 EPS change or 12.90% from last quarter’s $1.86 EPS. LAD’s profit would be $52.42 million giving it 13.24 P/E if the $2.10 EPS is correct. After having $2.18 EPS previously, Lithia Motors, Inc.’s analysts see -3.67% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $111.25. About 485,255 shares traded or 111.11% up from the average. Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has risen 16.88% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.18% the S&P500.

Among 44 analysts covering Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), 25 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Nvidia Corporation has $305.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $175.87’s average target is -28.65% below currents $246.5 stock price. Nvidia Corporation had 185 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, June 2. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, February 10. Oppenheimer maintained NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) on Wednesday, June 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, September 20. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Friday, February 10 with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, August 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, January 6. The firm has “Neutral” rating by TH Capital given on Friday, November 6.

Salem Investment Counselors Inc decreased Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) stake by 14,997 shares to 231 valued at $13,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 11,230 shares and now owns 175,269 shares. Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV) was reduced too.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $78.95 million activity. $15.02 million worth of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) was sold by STEVENS MARK A. PERRY MARK L also sold $2.64 million worth of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) shares. 33,498 NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) shares with value of $6.34 million were sold by Shoquist Debora. Kress Colette sold 171 shares worth $31,732. SEAWELL A BROOKE had sold 30,000 shares worth $5.11 million on Friday, September 1. Drell Persis sold $119,427 worth of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) on Wednesday, December 20. Byron Michael had sold 9,538 shares worth $1.71M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 45 investors sold NVDA shares while 282 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 298 raised stakes. 387.15 million shares or 0.29% less from 388.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Co invested 0.04% of its portfolio in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Alpha Cubed Invs Lc holds 0.13% of its portfolio in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) for 4,846 shares. Savant Capital Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.07% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Wyoming-based Cypress Capital Mgmt Limited Liability (Wy) has invested 3.24% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Tekne Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 2.85% of its portfolio in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Cibc World Inc accumulated 17,500 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The California-based Hollencrest Secs Limited Liability has invested 0.03% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). First has 7,658 shares. Korea Inv holds 343,400 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Axel Mngmt Llc holds 4.7% of its portfolio in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) for 40,000 shares. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis And holds 4.89% or 32,500 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Granite Point Capital Mgmt Ltd Partnership has 0.64% invested in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) for 17,000 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur stated it has 13,860 shares or 0.37% of all its holdings. Hwg LP has invested 1.05% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). 303,577 were reported by Citadel Advsrs Limited Co.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 18 investors sold Lithia Motors, Inc. shares while 72 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 24.47 million shares or 4.95% less from 25.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Westfield Capital L P stated it has 93,811 shares. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada stated it has 0% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Brandywine Inv Management holds 0.06% or 82,788 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James Advsrs Inc reported 20,773 shares. Eqis Capital Mgmt reported 0.01% stake. Illinois-based Nuveen Asset Management Limited has invested 0% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Shellback Capital Lp owns 85,000 shares for 0.92% of their portfolio. Natixis holds 0% or 3,679 shares. Amalgamated Savings Bank has invested 0.01% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio reported 1,879 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fdx Advsrs invested in 12,367 shares. Strs Ohio holds 1,700 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Crestpoint Capital Ltd Liability accumulated 8,700 shares. Alabama-based Regions Corporation has invested 0% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Wells Fargo & Mn holds 315,761 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Among 12 analysts covering Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Lithia Motors had 20 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) on Friday, September 8 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 28 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Monday, January 8 to “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Seaport Global. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, October 4 report. On Thursday, February 15 the stock rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, November 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Stephens. The company was downgraded on Friday, June 16 by Bank of America.

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